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big boy delivered by c-section. staffers say he's the biggest baby ever born at the hospital. >> wow. this is really going to be big. all i could see was big cheeks. >> the doctor said he was going be about 12, but when they pulled him out, it was a different story. >> other than a little trouble breathing, he is healthy and very, very big. >> well one baseball fan steals the show at a recent mariners game, the thrilling dance that had the crowd on its feet coming up next. gwen. >> people might want to be dancing about our weather, audrey. we had plenty of sunshine today, a repeat performance tomorrow. we have a five-day forecast you might like also. i'll have all the details coming up. we'll be back after the break. >>> couldn't have asked for a brighter day today. we had no shortage of sunshine. 92 degrees is what we hit at national airport. 90 at dulles and 90 degrees at bwi. it's still very warm and mild outside. 81 right now in the nation's capital. 75 for hagerstown. manassas at 70 degrees and we've got 80 degrees right now at annapolis. here is a look at what we're talking
: prince william outmatches his bride on their first official overseas trip since the big we hadding in april. this after the two teamed one local athletes in a friendly boat race just off prince edward island in canada. his royal highness was in the center of his team's boat rowing. the duchess of cambridge sat in the back it steer her team's vessel. william's team won but the prince consoled kate with a hug. the couple watched a band perform earlier in the day. prince william landed his military helicopter there. he pulled it off without a hitch. the water landing was his first attempt. as kate greeted fans in quebec city, one fan wished her well in starting a family. kate has not spoken publicly about having children but she was overheard saying yes, i hope to. >> there is plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news starts right now. it was just a little while ago that there was a big celebration in d.c. skies were lit up with the spectacular fireworks display. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check in with tucker barnes. great call on the forecast
and as tisha thompson shows us, it's a tough party to get into. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robbie matthew and his wife grappled with a map to try to plan their 4th of july. >> we are trying to find out what we have to do and what time. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the parade, the concert and the fireworks. >> a lot is happening. >> please take public transportation, if at all possible. >> reporter: superintendent john james said don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk. because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it -- is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> the crowd and metro is insane. there is like 4 million people trying to get back on the metro at same time. >> make a day of it. >> reporter: but others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we are going to sit probably in the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service is banning certain items. >> because
morris. >>> the other big story today, the casey anthony murder trial. after more than a month of testimony, the defense has delivered its closing arguments. today, the prosecution gives its rebuttal and jurors are expected to begin deliberations. jessica stone has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the jury is set to make the decision about whether or not 25-year-old casey anthony is guilty of the murder of her #- year-old daughter that, coming after the -- her 2-year-old daughter, that coming after the prosecution gets a chance to rebut the defense team's closing arguments. prosecutors and defense attorneys went toe to toe on sunday. >> he died because her mother decided the life she wanted was more important. this murder was premeditated and the defendant is guilty. >> this prosecution would raise the level of desperation to make up for that you are lack of evidence. >> reporter: the state called casey anthony a liar who murdered her daughter caylee. maria heal says the prosecutor was methodical and succinct in his close arguments. >> he came right out of the box and tal
of the big things we agree after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order we agree to do that both sides will have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >>> if key players reach a deal congressional leaders will have to bring it back for members to vote it is almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing. >>> even the leaders were getting testy on the house friday >> i strongly believe we ought to pay for what we buy but i also believe we ought not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world, let's just review stay it'sics, mr. -- statistics, mr. speaker there have been 2.5 million jobs lost since this president took office. >>> negotiators need a deal in the next 9 few days if they need to -- in the next few day ifs they need to meet the august 2nd deadline. >>> now president obama is getting a little r and r before tonight's rare sunday meeting he spent the night in maryland mountains at camp da
onboard these boats, so that was a big concern as well. >> firefighters on land and in two fire boats from the river did all they could to stop the fire from spreading through the entire washington yacht club it started in one boat the flames quickly spread to others, four of them were destroyed and now sunk one boat owner bill lost his 38-foot cris craft. >> if it is completely down in the water you tell me how bad it is. >> they have sunk. >> as far as we know it is burned down to the water line. >> the boats were engulfed the fire visible from highwaybridges around firefighters rushed to untie other boats setting them loose so they too would not catch fire. >> we did have collateral damage again, pretty combustible materials, fiber glass, plastics, fuel, a lot of hazardous material. >> several people live on boats in the marina it does not appear anyone was aboard the boat that is caught fire no one was hurt investigators are trying to determine the cause whether it was an accident or arson. >> at this point investigators are here but i have not heard of anything asthma luscious or susp
five minutes and you mentioned the weekend twice. >> i have big plans this weekend. >> limping to the finish line getting up at 3:00 in the morning to do this job. today is more of the same, more humidity and a better chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms than yesterday. i can't guarantee that you will see one but with the frontal system that you see off to the north and the west. nothing is going on now. yesterday we had showers develop early. i don't think it will happen today. with the frontal system on the way, we have the possibility of showers and thunderstorms back in the forecast later this afternoon. temperatures, another muggy one. 74 reagan national. 72 at dulles. forecast today, more of the same, summery, humid, hot. highs in the low to mid-90s. more details and the weekend in a couple of minutes. >> i'm excited. >> and we will look at the tropics. >> they told me earlier it was the friday eve. it's no longer thursday, it's the eve of friday. >> when we go to julie, she has a name for evening. >> let's go to julie. is it friday eve. >> that's what i like to
that's some bad hat, harry. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories tonight. a man murdered in a parking lot scuffle. tonight we're learning about the legacy he's leaving behind. >>> one fire, nearly half a dozen homes damaged, but tonight one man says he has a lot to be thankful for. >>> and a fox 5 exclusive, a murder mystery gone cold for 12 years solved, one mother's emotional search for justice. >>> we begin tonight with new developments in a deadly stabbing you saw first here on fox. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm laura evans. >> and i'm shawn yancy. tonight police identified the murder victim as leonard matthews, a local musician. fox 5's bob barnard has more on his life and his legacy. >> he was the 60th person murdered in prince george's county this year, the first in the city of hyattsville, but to his friends leonard smith- matthews was ant a statistic. he was a young man -- not a statistic. he was a young man who took his rap music seriously, stage name damien. >> reporter: this is murder victim leonard smith-matthews. videot
and the speaker is that to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. we think it's a terrible idea. it's a job killer. >> reporter: aides say house speaker john boehner called president obama saturday night and told him republicans would push for a smaller debt deal, just enough to cut about $2 trillion over 10 years and increase the debt ceiling by about that much. republicans say democrats' insistence on tax increases have forced them to call for a smaller deal. the administration calls that strategy insufficient. >> we need to do something very substantial to bring our long term deficits down over time in a way that's good for the economy so we give more support to the economy still healing. >> reporter: even if these negotiators strike a deal, they still have to sell it. democrats and republicans are pushing their leaders to stand their ground. rich edson, fox business. >> joining me now with more on the progress of these debt negotiations, maryland congressman chris van holland who
a grand jury indited the two in june. >>> sarah. >> another big story we are following this morning the scandal that shut down news of the world continues to unravel a media empire leaving many to wonder if its leader can remain many control. wisdom martin joins us with details wisdom. >> well, sarah, this weekend the head of the dow jones, resigned due to the scandal formerly head of the newspaper group caught up in this scandal now a key player has been arrested. >>> rebecca brooks resigns her post as head of news corps publishing empire in the uk and arrested in connection with the phone tapping scandal she was taken into custody sunday and released she once edited now defunct news of the world. >> murdoch lost his most loyal lieutenant. >>> all have been released without charges head of scotland yard stepped down sunday taking responsibility for his close ties to the newspaper. >> i have taken this decision with the consequence of the ongoing speculation and accusations of news international at the senior level. >> reporters are accused of illegally tapping into phone records of
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
>>> fox 5 is monitoring metro. >> several big issues on tap from rider feed backs to broken escalators. we will take a look at what could come out of the talks. >>> a jury found her not guilty in the murder of her 2-year-old daughter. she returns to court today to learn what time she will serve on other charges in the case. fox 5 news continues. >>> straight up 6:00. nice looking shot. gives you hope that this day, thursday, july 7th will be a great one. good morning, thanks for waking up with fox 5 morning news. steve is off. >> i'm here. wisdom martin is here. i was told this is friday eve. >> oh, yeah, it is. >> we are closer to the weekend. >> it is. >> tucker told me i mentioned the weekend like six or seven times already. >> now we will stick to the news and talk to tucker in a minute. >>> police are investigating a crash that sent a car flying into a diner in wheaton, maryland. it happened last night. police say the car was traveling southbound on georgia avenue at university boulevard west when the driver lost control and landed in samantha's diner and bakery. no wor
what it really takes to make it to the national level. >>> the temperatures are heating up in a big way. how hot will it get as we head into the new week. you'll want to hear this one. >>> a standoff tonight over a tourist favorite. i'm will thomas. we are talking about pedicabs. the numbers are on the rise, and so is the tension. now there could be new rules for these guys. roz plater is in the newsroom to start us off. >> the drivers say they feel under siege from all sides after five years relatively problem free, now d.c. is set to impose a new set of regulations. >> reporter: the pedicab drivers will be the first to tell you their numbers are growing. but they say so is the tension between them and park police on the national mall. >> this year more than last we're being treated something like prostitutes out here, where it's a crime where most of the time the cops look the other way, but every now and then they bust some heads. >> reporter: tension came to a head friday evening when an officer arrested one of the drivers and chased him. witnesses claim it was unprovoked. >> the pa
. >> the mcconnell can is kicking the can down the road. the american people send us here to make big tough choices. they didn't send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. that's not what they sent us to do. >> it could pass the democratic controlled senate but faces a tougher fight in the republican house. >> a new group created in the wake of the financial meltdown officially launches this week. the consumer financial protection bureau begins oversight and regulatory work on thursday. president obama is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard correspondence dough ray to lead the agency. he currently serves as the director of enforcement. the bureau was formed to enact what president obama calls the strongest consumer protectses in our nation's history. >> some big names are coming to the white house today. president obama will meet with warren buffet and bill and melinda gates to get an update on the giving pledge. it's a promise by some of the wealthiest people in america to give most of their weal
to head down there to watch the big fireworks show and concert tonight. >>> tomorrow congress comes back early from vacation are they making progress on this looming debt deadline. fox 5 morning news continues at 7 right now. >>> what a beautiful picture a live lookout doors on this 4th of july morning. a gorgeous shot looked better than last night when mother nature put on her own show. we are not totally in the clear today good morning i am tony perkens in for steve. >> i am alison seymour good morning for you. yesterday's storms turned deadly a 56-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him riding his bike near mile marker 33 near maryland. >> arlington virginia some residents will spend their holiday cleaning up homes, yards, cars were covered with trees, branches and other debris that came down last night in the storms. >>> in the district the national mall had to be e evacuated thousands were there to watch the dress rehearsal. it went on but had to be closed to the public. >> i grew up in wyoming when they say thunder storm i don't mess around with that. i don't want to be on
worked out, check their lockers, talked with coaches, which they are now allowed to do. the big questions remain of donovan mcnabb. and in fact he was not here today. he is under contract ands is believed that he will be traded, probably to minnesota. rex grossman is a free agent but we believe he will be resigned. and that leaves us with john beck, who, as everyone knows, he is the starting quarterback. beck is in his 5th year out the byu, drafted in the dolphins in '07 and played with the ravens in 2009. a short time ago i spoke with the man who very well could be the redskins starting quarterback. >> john beck, as happy as anybody that the lockout is over. >> glad it is over and we can be back here working. >> and you're back to work and you've talked all along like you are going to be starter. as a quarterback, you have to be confidence. has mike shanahan told you something that he hasn't told us yet, or is there some inside info that you know you are the starter. >> it's just a competition, is what i've been told, the competition to be that guy and i feel confident in that competitio
very much. now to our top story. the search is on for a big fix. a critical meeting at the white house this morning could defuse the debt crews. >> appears both sides may be giving, with the president reportedly willing to put social security on the table. good morning, doug. >> reporter: good morning. it's not clear how they'll get there, but democrats and republicans are looking for a grand bargain. pennsylvania avenue isn't exactly the vegas strip. they might as well have tables and dealers set up there today, because the stakes have never been higher. president obama and his twitter town hall meeting yesterday said the situation is dire if congress doesn't agree to let him borrow and spend more money. >> interest rates could go up and it could cause a whole new spiral into a second recession or worse. >> reporter: the president may continue to back something in the neighborhood of $4 trillion in deficit cuts or for 12 years in exchange for more borrowing now. though the math gets a little fuzzy. his ideas will include, according to the "washington post," big cuts in medicare and so
tell you, it takes about an hour and-a-half. that's what it takes to clear the national mall. the big crowds now probably on metro trains, people going home right now. let me show you what folks really came for, a spectacular fireworks display every single year. it started at 9:10 this evening and lasted about 20 minutes. the majority of the people gathered on the grass between the washington monument and the reflecting pool in front of the lincoln memorial. just a melting pot of people attending. not just locals but people from all over the world and this is a major draw for tourists. >> i like it very much. i'm russian. i want to say. [speaking foreign language] >> what does that mean? >> i think it's so fantastic and incredible to be here with my kids and relatives from canada. >> i think it's amazing. >> it's great. and it's really, really colorful and i love it. . >> reporter: it was an all-day affair for folks. everyone had to pass through security. bags, purses, you name it, coolers, they were all quickly inspected. you couldn't bring alcohol or anything that could be considere
with first degree murder. funeral services meantime for pratt are scheduled for tomorrow. >>> another big story we are following on the news edge at 11:00, a prince george's county mother charged with felony murder after leaving her child alone in a hot car for seven hours. the 2-year-old was found dead strapped in his car seat. fox 5's stacey cohan has the latest on the story. >> neighbors say that 40-year- old karen murphy, they strongly defended her. she's a married mother of three and the commonwealth attorney claims, though, this is not the first time she forgot her child in a car. murphy left her home june 17th to head to work but allegedly forgot her son was strapped in the back seat. she left work around 4 p.m. and drove home never noticing her son ryan was in the back seat. she realized her mistake when her husband called wondering why the boy was not in daycare. meantime the commonwealth attorney says murphy left the boy strapped in the family van back in january but retrieved him quickly when the daycare called her office wondering if ryan was coming in that day. >> the law pro
loved his family search he wanted to build a house big enough so all of them could live together. there is no truth in 7 ting in maryland so it's unlikely that mattei will have to serve the entire sentence. she has a five-year-old son and is several months pregnant and is due to deliver in september. >>> another rock-climbing instructor at a howard county company is charged with having sex with a underage student. last thursday, they were charged with fourth-degrees sex offenses. the 31-year-old michael lions was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year- old girl. both men worked at earth tricks in -- earth treks in columbia. >>> a big shakeup in the leadership of the d.c. couple as the lawmaker told the marathon's final session before the summer recraze. the council chairman brown has reassigned committee chair appointments. one major change? has tommy listolution the all- important public works and transportation committee, which is raising questions about whether brown was seeking revenge here and karen has more. >> reporter: there were several big changes and thi
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. she called 911 and helped clean up the wound. >> we just heard the big boom, the big shot. so my son came in the house i got shot, it hurt. so i just took him upstairs and cleaned the wound. >> reporter: police say after the shooting they found the boy who pulled the trigger and the gun he used in his apartment. >> the handgun is the question here. how did the 5-year-old obtain the hand fun and who does it belong to? -- handgun and who does it belong to? >> reporter: officials transmitted the 4-year-old to children's hospital. fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening. meanwhile as police questioned the adults and others who had access to the apartment, they say this should serve as a reminder to all who keep guns in the home. >> this all comes down to gun safety. there are many people who own guns. we have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people w
us, be prepared to be patient. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robby matthew and his wife grabeled with a map trying to plan their fourth of july. >> we have to figure out what we have to do and what time to be there. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the concert and parade and fireworks. >> please take public transportation if at all possible. >> reporter: officials say don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> crowds, the metro, getting back on is always absolutely insane, like four million people trying to get back on the metro at the same time. >> reporter: others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we're going to sit probably on the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service has banned certain items. >> because of safety concerns with large clouds, no grill, glass bottle or
degrees out there in spots. and that is very, very miserable and there is a big area of hot high pressure of the nation's big nation and that stays out there the next few days and bite end of the week, this core of heat will be coming over into the east coast and especially the mid-atlantic and i am thinking record-high temperatures by thursday and friday and&into the weekend, too and -- and into the weekend, too. we have thunderstorms in the forecast tonight, and may bring us at least some cooling before that gets here. lots to talk about coming up. laura. >> stock up on the ice and keep your --ia. >> -- . >> yeah. >> all that stuff. and some heat advisories are given. >> without a doubt and may have some heat warnings, which we don't get often. nothing is issued yet and we're going to get them before the end of the week. >> could be dangerous. all right. >> yeah. >> and see you soon. >>> the extreme heat means trash collection will start an hour earlier. the trash crews started at 6:00 a.m. instead of 7:00 a.m. and if you live in d.c., remember to put your trash and recyclables out the
in the rear-view mirror and here's this big tree that had fallen down behind him. >> reporter: in so many cases, seconds or even feet made all the difference. the winds are estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during that storm in arlington, and what's made it difficult for the power crews is that they had 14 utility poles that had to be repaired or replaced. in addition, they are working in 70 different locations to try and restore power. while it's been difficult for the people here to be without electricity, a lot of them say, look, when you see the tornado damage in a place like joplin, missouri, this is nothing. in arlington, sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> we're following a developing story in montgomery county, maryland tonight. police are investigating a near drowning in german town. a man was playing with a remote controlled boat in gunner's lake around 7:00 p.m. the boat stalled and the man went into the water to get the boat but couldn't make it back to shore and went under. he's in the hospital in serious condition. >>> the fate of casey anthony is now in the hands of the jur
. >> and how it impacted his career. >>> big story we're following in our area. gunfire at a maryland playground. a 5-year-old pulled the trigger. it happened in hill crest heights. >> reporter: police are still trying to figure out who owns that gun, but they do believe the child got it somewhere inside his home. a witness said that it looked like the 5-year-old boyouted a smaller .22 caliber handgun when he shot that 4-year-old boy. that child was taken to children's hospital and is expected to survive. the shooting happened police say when a 5-year-old boy brought the gun to the playground. the 4-year-old boy who was shot ran back to his apartment and a neighbor called 911 and helped address the boy's wounds. police found the 5-year-old who pulled the trigger and the gun he used inside the boy's apartment. now neighbors can't help but think how much worse this could have been. >> there are many people who own guns who have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: police have questions for the boy's parents. they are trying to figure out who the owner
big g has the only leading line of kid cereals with at least eight grams of whole grain and a good source of calcium. look for the white check on the cereals they already love... like cinnamon toast crunch and lucky charms. help them grow up strong with general mills kid cereals. >>> major problems during the evening commute in new york city. a train headed from manhattan to westchester county derailed while leaving grand central station just after 6:00 last night. it caused a slew of delays to the service there. there were about 500 passengers on board at the time. they were stuck underground for about 90 minutes. no one was seriously hurt. and the cause is still under investigation. >>> another juror from the casey anthony case is speaking out. we got the foreman of the jury to go on the record as long as he was not identified. >> the one thing i never really bought was the duct tape was placed at later time because you could look at that duct tape and you could tell it's been aged. but as far as where the duct tape was at the initial point and where the duct tape was when the bo
're planning to head to the national mall for the big show, there are a few things you need to know. how you can get there, what you can bring and what you shouldn't try to brig. will thomas is live on the mall with the latest. >> reporter: the crowds are starting to build. if coming down, my recommendation, go for it. there is not a bad view on the national mall of the fireworks, but i can show you the best view. let's roll the videotape. that is the base of the washington monument facing the lincoln memorial. the fireworks are set off near the reflecting pool which happens to be under construction. let me remind you what you can't bring in past the security perimeter. no alcohol, nothing that would be considered a weapon like knives, i think the rest is obvious. and they're also asking that you don't bring tents, although i am seeing some erected here. we're not sure if they're going to let them stay up through the fireworks and this is that sample of the folks who came early to review the fireworks beginning at 9:10 tonight j. we're hearing about the fireworks on the mall and thought it w
using performance-enhancing drugs. >>> >>> if you ride metro, get ready for big headaches. over the next year, the tranet agency will shut down stations to track and maintenance work and the tradeoff? the work will be done quicker. >> reporter: the first major disruption will come in afour s down causing considerable pain. traps silenced at four metro rail stations for an entire weekend on august 6th and seventh. >> oh, no. >> reporter: and that is just the beginning. i saw -- and got hit to paces on the weekend and that is going to shut it down. >> and we need to brig our metro system up to snuff and to run it in such a way that the passengers are not hurt all the time. >> reporter: closures will effect every line at various times. metro said that it allows it to get work done faster and safer. >> it's everything from track work and rail fasteners and cleaning of the stations and platform repairs, lighting, landscaping, signal work, track service renecessary met. >> reporter: unlike single tracking that causes delays from one end of the line to the other, only the closed stations will b
and a lot of people aren't, the dow and the s&p 500 had a big turn outyesterday. snapped a five-day losing streak v winning streak. sorry. >> this is what happened. the end of june was spectacular. the markets rallied all last week. you weren't here. we were talking about how markets were going up, up, up, up and up. yesterday, that camey to halt and the dow and s&p 500 finished lower. the nasdaq got that nine-point gain. there you go. that was thanks to shares of netflix. >> let's talk about something else. june jobs report is also coming out. what can we look forward to on that. >> we are expecting about 100,000 jobs to have been created in june. we'll find out what the unemployment rate is also. that is expected to stay steady at 9.1%. on big jobs weeks, it is what everybody talks about leading up to friday. we talk about it for days on end and it finally happens at 8:30 every friday morning and we'll see a big reaction in the markets based on what happens if it surprises in a good way or bad way. >> let's talk about something i to know about and movies. netflix rallied 8% to an all- ti
to 115 degrees, so we want you to be getting ready for that as that very big heat gets in here really thursday to sunday. one last thing i have to mention, we did cook up a few big storms today and if you're still seeing lightning i want you to see that's coming from the northern neck as we look at radar. the lightning has been unbelievable down there and a persistent storm. it's slowly sinking to the south. the lightning is 60 miles away or so and they go 40,000 feet into the air. when the core of this big heat gets here, and again it's hot already. we'll let you know how high the temperatures will go with the full forecast. >> i can't imagine it getting worse. that's the scary thing about this. >> i know, and the number of days in a row and the fact the nights are close to 80 degrees is not good. >> you have the right today. i wish i didn't have the jacket on. >> tomorrow will be a new day. >>> speaking of the heat, the heat wave heading our way has already proved deadly in other parts of the country tonight. the national weather service says the hot weather is to blame for 13 death
, the weather in florida may turn out to be the big spoiler tomorrow for those of you who are eager to watch the final launch of the space shuttle. nasa forecaster are keeping an eye on thunderstorms now threatening tomorrow morning's scheduled liftoff which is supposed to happen just before 11:30 a.m. fox 5's bob barnard is live in the newsroom. >> it's destined to be nasa's final spaceflight manned or otherwise for some time and tonight former astronaut and space buffs of all ages are gathering along the east coast of central florida crossing their fingers hoping the skies clear for an all systems go. >> reporter: the space shuttle atlantis in the rain late today at kennedy space center, weather clearly a worry. this bolt of lightning striking 1/3-mile from the launch pad. >> the launch, our main concern is still having showers and thunderstorms in the area. so we thought we do have a 70% chance of weather prohibiting launch. >> reporter: the atlantis crew, mission specialist sandy mag necessary and rex walhe -- magness and rex walheim head to the interna
is allison seymour. >> and i'm sarah simmons. but first big news this morning. >> we told you about it out there, the commuters, traffic alert. major tie-ups on the bw parkway are now clear. a carjacking investigation at kenilworth avenue had a southbound section closed the morning. it reopened an hour ago. u.s. park arrested one suspect who bailed out of the stolen car around 2:30 this morning and they're looking for at least one more. the carjacking started at anne arun dell county. >>> a serious accident shut it down at 197. a car carrying four people somehow crashed and ended up in the woods. at last word all four were in critical condition at a local hospital. no word yet on what exactly caused that accident. >>> boy, 79 degrees to start off this early hour and i can only imagine what that is going to mean later tucker. good morning. >> we certainly are, you got it. actually it won't be as hotted the as it was yet. but the trade-off, allison is we're going to have a lot of rain around here, at least the potential for a lot of rain around here. in facts we have a flash flood watch. cou
and that branch, you know, fell from a good distance. and it's as big as some trees and there is a good-sized brang that fell down -- branch that fell down on the folks. there was no warning or noise. and it fell without warning and no one was trapped. thank you very much. >>> real quickly, we told by a person with d.c. parks that came by that they believe the tree was prettyo, about 75 years old -- pretty old, about 75 years ole. they don't know what caused the limbs to fall, but the city has langed an investigation to figure out exactly how this happened. it looks like a terrible accident at this point. we'll keep you updated on all of the individuals that were injured here. back to you. >> all right, thank you. >>> the british phone hacking scandal took center stage in front of parliament. lawmakers grilled rupert murdoch and the top executives over allegations that news of the world reporters hacked into personal phone messages. also, a heckler attacked murdock in the middle of the testimony. amy kellogg has more. >> reporter: rupert murdoch and his son james under intense scrutiny
. family members get discounted tickets check out their website for more information. >>> another big story, parades today, paralysis tomorrow. >> senate cuts 4th of july vacation short and heads back to work tomorrow with the nations debt deadline less than a month away, doug luzader on capitol hill with the story. >> reporter: congress is on vacation today but may be detune bore crating behind the scenes. celebrations and fireworks in congress' backyard last night the atmosphere here if washington is about to change. president obama didn't have any public appearances over the weekend, as he headed back to the white house from camp david but vice president biden was sent out to fire up the nations largest teachers union in chicago. >> folks, we've got to wake up, it should be no surprise, the same people opposed funding communitycolleges, so they can retrain workers for specific companys in their communities are for incentives for the same companies who want to ship jobs overseas. >> it is part of the democrats drum beat of attack on republicans as the nation edges closer to august 2nd deb
's rough in big d. >> it's already 87. 5:15 in the morning there. >> yes. that's unpleasant. 83 in miami. >> nice break, pacific northwest. july can tell us more. seattle, 58 degrees. >> showers and thunderstorms activities out of here. we have generally clear skies. look out towards cleveland and cincinnati. a whole lot of nothing going on. we should be in for bright sunshine. enjoy. plenty of sunshine with less humidity. yeah. okay. let's keep rolling. >> let's do it. >> mostly clear tonight. the five-day forecast, there we go. 92 today, tomorrow. by friday, near 100. back to the low temperatures in the 80s. >> and humid as well. >> lovely. >> thanks, tuck. >>> let's check in with julie and go with the traffic. >> i thought it was funny. tucker mentioned in seattle where it was. sun worshiping, nondrinking girl to the northwest. i tonight get it. >> a beautiful city. >> yes, my dear. >> i went up to mt. rainier and now know where santa claus lives because there was snow on the ground. >> okay, i have to take the girls and visit. so i know that's where santa lives. that's true. northbou
>>> well, we are just a day away from the big capitol 4th concert and fireworks down on the national mall. if you don't want the deal with the crowds go down today. >> new rules for the nations air traffic controllers how the faa is trying to keep them awake at work after several scary incidents including one here at regan national. >>> early morning thunderstorms may have woken you up well before your alarm clock the nasty weather has moved out but we are not totally in the clear. good morning den. >> good morning storms started grumbling early in the morning hours. we are not in the clear. let's begin with a look at radar and show you with a is going on now. you can see our fox 5 live doppler radar, you can see where the rain has pushed its way to the south. lower southern maryland dealing with some of it a lot of areas east to the ocean. things are unsettled we have a frontal system we are dealing with. to our maps now, where you see temperatures right now, we are into the 70s everywhere across the area. low 70s. but we will heat up into the course of the afternoon
that and if that is going to be a problem for and you you have big plans on side. why wouldn't you, after all and to come back early and often. just so you know, they haven't made a big deal out of this, but there is an area around southern florida into the southern part of the gulf of mexico i don't think that is going to abe problem for us. that could be one of the things we have to watch for the next too days and some clouds out there. an isolated thunderstorm is possible at 7:00 and not probable. 86 degrees, muggy tonight at 9:00 and muggate 11:00. and i should -- muggy at 11:00. i should tell you, too, at any time this evening, we could have a pop-up storm or shower here and there and that is not probable but could happen, the winds out of the south- southwest at about 5 to 10 miles per hour. one think this we will see the next few days, starting really tomorrow and tomorrow afternoon and evening, the rain chances will increase. we'll have storms tomorrow, showers, too, and as we go through friday now, it looks like we're going have rain and some clouds. this is the temperature trend. for tomorrow,
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall as fast as i could go. and it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. >> reporter: back live showing you one of the examples of power issues. as for the dress rehearsal for the concert, it went on as planned. but without an audience. capitol police trying to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution because of the uncertain weather. >> don't want to take chances. bob barnard thank you. >>> a fire at a church sent one firefighter to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt battling the flames here in marvin chapel methodist church. flames were seen shooting through the roof when emergency crews arrived. they believe a lightning strike is responsible for starting the fire. we spoke with several people who said yes, our church is small, but has a large impact in the community. >> i'm hoping that we will rebuild, and serve the community. and i'm sure we will. we don't giver up easily. >> ma
works and transportation. >> this was a big surprise because i think kwame brown is sending a clear signal that he expects council members to cover up the wrongdoing that he himself has engaged in which? >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters -- engaged in. >> reporter: but chairman brown surrounded by reporters said it was no political payback. he believes wells will serve the city better as a member of parks and recreation. >> i have a tremendous amount of respect for council member wells. we're good friends and he's done some phenomenal work. >> reporter: wells said no matter the reason behind the shuffle it won't keep him from speaking up if he sees his colleagues doing wrong. >> the consequences for not holding each other accountable and holding government accountable to the highest standards is far greater than what anybody's political payback could be. >> reporter: when chairman brown called for a full vote from the council on these committee changes, no one spoke up in favor of council member wells. instead the final vote, 12-1 supporting the changes. in the
in front of all the members of the media, where casey anthony is at this hour is the big question a lot of people want the the answer to but we do not know her lawyers were successful throwing members of the media off in the overnight hours. but take a look at the video, a pool of photographers shooting every aspect of her departure last night 14 after midnight, walking right out the front door, wearing a pink polo shirt her hair in a bun primary defense attorney jose baez right by her side they then got into a motorcade with two suvs and a white follow car left this location and went to a parking structure bank of america building not far from here downtown orlando that is where the bait and switch happened those suvs did not reemerge different cars did we do not know which one casey anthony was in the news helicopters were flying overhead trying to track where she was headed next they lost her around that time we can tell you that there was police activity at the orlando executive airport across town a private airport that accommodates private jets a plane was fueled up engines runnin
't breathing they were not able to revive him. >>> a big story this morning contentious debate on the debt ceiling picks back up the house has always been scheduled to work this week, senate cancelled its break to be back on the hill. the obama administration says the debt ceiling must be raised by august 2nd or the u.s. will begin to default on debt. republicans want deep spending cuts to stop that spending to go along with any debt ceiling increase. >> meantime the white house will face plenty of buzz today after a report in the new york post and that new york governor andrew cuomo will replace vice president biden as the president's 2012 running mate. now the ticket the white house says hasn't changed the republican candidate is still an open candidate, gop hopefuls hit the parade circuit over the 4th of july weekened including the latest entrance, thaddeus mccotter. >>> the national education association says it is backing mr. obama's 2012 re-election bid, members voted on the endorsement at their annual convention monday despite many teachers disagreeing with federal education policie
are following a big story president barack obama preparing for his twitter town hall meeting this afternoon he will have plenty to talk about. >>> the president hopes to convince congress this week to finally raise the nations debt limit, doug luzader has more from capitol hill. >> he will answer questions from twitter users primarily about jobs, economy and most likely the debt crisis. >> this is now a white house, they said they are feted up with congress president obama took them to task saying the american people want some action. >> it is in fact what drives them nuts about washington when both parties simply take the path of least resistance. >> senate seemed to be doing just that after canceling this week's vacation to tackle the debt the senate majority leader harry reed tried to skip the issue to move on the other business and that drove republicans nuts. >> we are going to focus on something possibly that is irrelevant and has nothing whatsoever to do with the issue at hand to make the american people thing we are doing something. >> they may do something later this week thursday lea
crews at the scene sarah, steve back to you. >>> thanks our big story, testimony in front of parliament on britain's phone hacking scandal in less than a half hour top london police official will testify. >>> head of news corp. rupert murdoch is to appear wisdom. >>> british prime minister ordered a special particle meantry session. >> yesterday, scotland yard's number two was forced to design this less than 20 hours after the commissioner himself stepped down. both claim their integrity is intact but staying on would be a distraction amidst intense media coverage of the role police media mail have played here and for hiring a news of the world editor now under arrest at a pr consultant. rebecca brooks who resigned as head of rupert murdoch's newspaper on sunday after she voluntarily went in for questioning. >> the position of rebecca brooks can be simply stated she is not guilty of any criminal offence. the position of the metropolitan police is less easy to understand. >>> government remains politically tainted as well the prime minister david cameron on official business in africa ag
and tony. the weather is the big question. thunderstorms are in the forecast for the space shuttle's launch. here at nasa godard, everyone is watching and waiting keeping their fingers crossed that the skies will clear and all system go. the space shuttle atlantis is fueled and ready to go on the launch pad at the kennedy space center. it is the last shuttle flight for the 30-year-old program which began with columbia, 1981. it's estimated that about a million people are gathering along the west coast of florida to watch the final shuttle mission. weather remains a concern with a 70% chance of thunderstorms or rain threatening to delay. atlantis must take off by sunday or monday or it will have to wait until july 16th before it launches again. when the mess is over, atlantis will join discovery and endeavour. next, sending astronauts to asteroids or to mars. future missions to the international space station will be handled by private space vehicles. they are in development right now and it's not expected to be another three fire years before they are ready to launch. so, keep your eyes out
of your fox 5 on time traffic. >>> our other big story a commission trying to find out how osama bin laden hid in pakistan for so long, investigators ordered the government to prevent his relatives leaving pakistan without per mix. they may release one of his wives back to yemen three of his wives and several children were detained after the raid two months ago. >> latest to the search for seven american tourists in mexico, survivors of the deadly fishing accident hope their friends can be found. >> it has been more than 65 hours now the mexican navy said they presume people are dead after 96 hours. the search does continue. >>> mix con navy and u.s. coast guard are searching -- mexican navy and u.s. coast guard are searching from the air. >>> if some body spots something they have camera technology they can zoom in on something they would see in the water. >> a tourist boat capsized early sunday morning off the baja california peninsula. passenger and crew were thrown into the water when the boat was tossed during a violent storm. crews from mexico and the u.s. are combing the sea. >>> we
the defendant not guilty. >> our other big story tonight, casey anthony acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. she was also cleared of aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. however, she was convicted on four misdemeanors. all of this unfolding in an orlando, florida courtroom. fox's debra boden has the story. >> reporter: casey anthony tearing up as the verdict is read, over and over again, it's not guilty. acquitting her of first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. >> casey did not murder caylee. it's that simple. you cannot convict someone until they've had their day in court. >> reporter: casey could have faced the death penalty if convicted of killing her 2-year-old daughter, caylee. instead, she celebrated with her defense team. the jury did find her guilty of lying to investigators, but with nearly three years in jail already served, she could walk free within days. >> i never ever criticize the jury. theirs is the task of deciding what to believe. >> reporter: he was acknowledging there was no hard evidence, no confessio
. by the way, they're gone. the issue is campaign finance regularities and big sums are involved. kwame brown spent much of the day chairing a committee on of the whole meeting of the d.c. council. his attorney spent the morning at the city's board of elections and ethics. the issue for brown is not the expensive leases for luxury suvs, but campaign activities for his race for city council in 2008. william sanford, the general council alleged that brown's campaign committee failed to list all of its donors and expenditures. the amounts are big sums. this is one example. by failing to -- 53 exend tours, totaling 169,439.49 in the total sum of expenditures that were made by the committee. >> reporter: some of kwame brown's campaign money was allegedly support to a firm owned by his brother. the attorney asked the board to take no action but to refer the whole matter to federal prosecutors. >> and while we do not agree, concede the allegations as being true, it's our position that as a matter of efficiency and expedition, this process is best served that this matter is referred to the office of
and thunderstorms pop through as a big swath of clear air -- i won't say clear, but clear skies out to the west so we will get some sunshine working in later. forecast for today looks like this. partly sunny skies, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. high 93 degrees once again. that is above normal. about five degrees above normal for today. then for tonight, we will see some early morning -- sorry, not early morning, early evening showers and thunderstorms. warm overnight again, highs once again in the mid-70s. five-day forecast, tomorrow, thursday, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms, 90. friday, maybe a storm or two. 85 for your high. here is your weekend. it looks to be sunny right now. temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90 degrees. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's find out what is happening with the traffic. for that, we go to julie wright. >> all right. good morning to you, sir. we are starting off this morning's commute with a crash involving a motorcyclist. this now on the inner loop of the beltway. it will actually be after the exi
a little over an hour ago and there is some big gaps on both sides to overcome. >> reporter: in a surprise appearance tuesday afternoon at the white house, president obama said he would personally take over the negotiations of raising the debt ceiling as time begins to run out j. we need to come together the next two weeks to reach a deal that reduces the deficit and upholds the faith and credit of the united states government. >> reporter: the u.s. reached the $14.3 trillion debt limit in may. the white house warns congress has to raise that ceiling by july 22nd or the u.s. could default on its loans on august 2nd. republicans say the rush is not necessary. >> nobody's going to have time to read it or consider the implications of it and he's going to say you have to pass it or the economy is going down the tubes. that is irresponsible. >> reporter: the differences between the two sides are real. republicans are saying they want deep budget cuts of about they will come to an agreement and des are saying they want to raise revenue biening some corporate -- by ending corporate and individual
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